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Our Reading Revolution is growing fast across the UK. Check if there’s a shared reading group near you by looking at our list below.

We currently run open groups in the North West, North East, North Wales, London and South West. You can find these lists by clicking on the map below. To make an enquiry about a group near you, please contact us.

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  • Liverpool & Knowsley

    Groups for adults

    Mondays

    • Book at Breakfast, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*
    • Blackburne House, 11am-12.30pm
      Blackburne Place, off Hope Street, L8 7PE
      (NB: this is a women only group)

    Tuesdays

    • Time for Me, Norris Green Library, 11am - 12pm                                                        Townsend Avenue, L11 5AF
      **BEGINS MAY 10TH - Open to all - Contact MichelleBarrett@TheReader.org.uk
    • Feel Better with a Book, Feelgood Factory, 12.45-2.15pm
      Glovers Lane, Netherton, L30 5QW
    • Book Break, The Craigs Community Centre, 1-2.30pm
      Little Moss Hey, Stockbridge Village, Merseyside, L28 5RL
    • Under The Stairs Short Story Group, Calderstones Mansion House, 1-2.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB

    Wednesdays

    • Mersey Care Service Users Group, Central Library, 10-11am
      William Brown St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EW
    • Book at Breakfast, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*
    • Time For Me, Spellow Library, 11am-12noon
      County Road, Walton, L4 3QF                                                                                                (For more information contact Michelle: michellebarrett@thereader.org.uk) 
    • Time for Me, The Old Grammar School, 12noon- 1pm                                                     Grounds of Walton Church, County Road, L4 6TJ
      **BEGINS MAY 11TH - Open to all - Contact MichelleBarrett@TheReader.org.uk
    • Book Break, Halewood Library, 1-2.30pm
      Roseheath Drive, Halewood, Merseyside, L26 9UH
    • Reading is Power Shared Reading Group, Victoria Gallery & Museum, 1pm
      Ashton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L69 3DR
    • Time for Me, Norris Green Library, 1.30pm - 2.30pm                                               Townsend Avenue, L11 5AF
      **BEGINS MAY 11TH - Open to all - Contact MichelleBarrett@TheReader.org.uk
    • Time for Me, Calderstones Mansion House, 6-7.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB

    Thursdays

    • Book at Breakfast, Prescot Library, 10-11.30am
      Prescot Centre, Prescot Shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 5GA
      (NB: This group is for people living with dementia and those close to them)
    • Mersey Care Service Users Group, Mossley Hill Hospital, 10.30-11.30am
      Park Avenue, Mossley Hill, L18 8BU
    • Relax With a Book, Calderstones Mansion House, 1-2.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB,
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*
    • Thursday@Three, Calderstones Mansion House, 3-4.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*

    Fridays

    • Friday Morning Reading Group, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*
    • Caldies Quick Reads, Calderstones Mansion House, 10am-12pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
    • Time for Me, The Old Grammar School, 10am - 11am                                             Grounds of Walton Church, County Road, L4 6TJ
      **BEGINS MAY 13TH - Open to all - Contact
      MichelleBarrett@TheReader.org.uk  

    Groups for children

    Tuesdays

    • Magical Storytime, Everton Children’s Centre, 10-11am
      Spencer Street, L6 2WF
      (NB: for children under 5 and their parents/carers) (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5)
    • The Book Thieves, The Reader Ice Cream Parlour, 4-5.30pm
      (NB: for children and young people aged 10+)
      Suggested donation of £2 covers craft materials; parents/carers must remain on site for safety reasons

    Saturdays

    • Caldies Creatives, The Reader Ice Cream Parlour, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: for children and young people aged 7-12)
      Suggested donation of £2 covers craft materials; parents/carers must remain on site for safety reasons
    • Time for Me, Norris Green Library, 11am - 12pm                                   Townsend Avenue, L11 5AF
      **BEGINS MAY 10TH - Open to all - Contact MichelleBarrett@TheReader.org.uk

  • Wirral

    Following the news about the ending of our funding by Wirral Borough Council we are pleased to be able to continue to offer some shared reading groups that will  start week commencing 4th April 2016.

    We are hoping in the not too distant future to be able to add more groups to those listed below. These are likely to be led by and supported by Volunteers.  If this is something you are interested in, click here for more information or contact Nicola Copeland: nicolacopeland@thereader.org.uk or 0151 729 2200

    Tuesdays

    • Bebington Library, 2pm
      Civic Way, Bebington, Wirral CH63 7NX

    Wednesdays

    • Seacombe Library, 10am
      Liscard Road, Seacombe, CH44 6LT
    • The Lauries Centre, 10.30am
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY

    Thursdays

    • Rock Ferry Library, 9.30am
      Urban Village, Old Chester Rd, Birkenhead, CH42 3TD
    • Birkenhead Library, 1.30pm
      Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2XB

    Fridays

    • West Kirby Library, 10am
      The Concourse, West Kirby, CH48 4HX
    • Moreton Library, 10.30am
      Pasture Road, Moreton, CH46 8SA
    • The Lauries Centre, 11am
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY

    The following groups have decided to carry on meeting without a Reader staff member present at the times and locations below:

    Mondays

    • Shakespeare Group, The Lauries Centre, 1pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY

    Tuesdays

    • Wallasey Library, 1.45pm
      Earlston Road, Wallasey, CH45 5DX
    • Birkenhead Library, 5.30pm
      Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2XB

    Wednesdays

    • Eastham Library, 1.30pm
      Mill Park Drive, Eastham, CH62 9AN

    On behalf of all The Reader staff that you may have encountered over the years, we’d like to thank you for attending our groups and we look forward to being able to continue to read with you under these arrangements. We want you to know we are still working hard and hope for a brighter future on Wirral.

     

  • London

    Barnet

    Mondays

    • Make Friends With A Book, Cheshir Hall, 1.30-3pm - Hendon
      Cheshir Hall Community Centre, Fosters Street, Hendon NW4 2AA

    Tuesdays

    • Grahame Park Library, 10.30am-12pm - Colindale
      The Concourse, NW9 5XL
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*
    • Burnt Oak Library, 10.30am-12pm - Burnt Oak
      Watling Avenue, HA8 0UB
    • Feel Better With A Book, Friern Barnet, 11am-12pm
      Friern Barnet Community Library, New Southgate, Friern Barnet, N11 3DS
      *NB: this group is for people living with memory loss and their carers*
    • Chipping Barnet Library, 2-3.30pm - High Barnet
      3 Stapylton Road, EN5 4QT
      *THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY AT FULL CAPACITY*

    Wednesdays

    • Make Friends With A Book, New Barnet Community Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Victoria Road, EN4 9PF
    • Make Friends With A Book, Arts Depot, 10-11.30am
      Bardepot, Level 3, Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, N12 0GA

    Thursdays

    • Edgware Reform Synagogue, 10.30am-12pm
      118 Stonegrove, Edgware, HA8 8AB
      *this group is open to all but please contact Paul Higgins before attending: paulhiggins@thereader.org.uk/07985 718744*

       

    Fridays

    • The Old White Lion, 10.30am-12pm - East Finchley
      121 Great North Road, N2 0NW
    • Tesco Brent Cross Hendon Way Superstore, 1.30-3pm
      Tilling Road, Cricklewood, NW2 1LZ
      *NB: this group is for people living with dementia and their carers*

    Hammersmith and Fulham

    Mondays

    • Elgin Close Resource Centre, 1.15-2.15pm
      3 Elgin Close, W12 9NH (Just off Goldhawk Road)

    Tuesdays

    • Fulham Library, 10.30am-12pm
      598 Fulham Rd, SW6 5NX (near Parsons Green District Line station)
    • Hammersmith Library, 1.45-3.15pm
      Shepherd's Bush Road, W6 7AT (near Hammersmith Tube)

    Wednesdays

    • Read and Relax, Avonmore Library,10.30am-12pm
      7 North End Crescent, W14 8TG
    • Shepherd's Bush Library, 2-3.30pm
      6 Wood Lane, W12 7BF (Under Westfield Shopping Centre)

    Thursdays

    • Masbro Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      87 Masbro Rd, W14 0LR
      *NB: this group welcomes people with English as an additional language*

    Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster

    Mondays

    • New Horizons, 2-4pm
      Guinness Trust, Cadogan Street, SW3 2PF
      *NB: this group is for people aged 50+* 
    • Chelsea Library, 6.15–7.45pm
      Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, SW3 5EZ

    Tuesdays

    • Hardy House, 10.30am-12pm
      64 Great Western House W11 1AA
      *NB: this group is for people aged 50+*
    • Brompton Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0BS
    • Chelsea Theatre, 1.30-3pm
      7 World's End Place, King's Road, SW10 0DR
    • Kensington Central Library, 2-4pm
      Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX

    Wednesdays

    • St Charles Wellbeing Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ
    • Pure Innovations, 2-4pm
      2 Beatrice Place, off Marloes Road, W8 5LP
    • Kensington Volunteer Centre, 2-3.30pm
      Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5AA

    Thursdays

    • Earls Court Community Trust, 10.30am-12pm
      1a Nevern Place, SW5 9NR
    • Beethoven Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      3rd Avenue, W10 4JL
      *NB: this group is for people aged 50+*
    • Latymer Centre, 1.30-3pm
      116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU
    • North Kensington Library, 3-5pm
      108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 5PZ
    • Paddington Library, 6-8pm
      45 Porchester Road, W2 5DU

    South London

    Mondays

    • Deptford Lounge, 3.30-5pm
      9 Giffin Street, SE8
    • Canada Water Library, 10am-12pm
      21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 7AR

    Tuesdays                                                                                     

    • Stones End Day Centre (age 50+), 11am-12.30pm
      11 Scovell Road, SE1 1QQ
    • East Street Library, 2-3.30pm
      168-170 Old Kent Road, SE1 5TY
    • Thornton Heath Library, 2-3.30pm
      190 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JB
    • Camberwell Library, 2-4pm
      17-21 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR
    • Blue Anchor Library, 2.30-4pm
      Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ 
    • Canada Water Library, 6-7.45pm
      21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 7AR

    Wednesdays

    • Tudor Stacks, 10.30 - 12pm  
      1 Dorchester Drive, SE24 0DL
    • Copleston Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Copleston Road, Peckham, SE15 4AN
    • Southwark Resource Centre, 1.30-3pm
      10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB
    • Brockwell Park Surgery, 3-5pm
      117 Norwood Road, SE24 9AE

    Thursdays

    • Waterloo Action Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA
    • Croydon Central Library, 10.15-11.45am
      Katherine Street, CR9 1ET
    • Southwark Playhouse, 10.30am-12pm
      77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD
    • Clapham Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB
    • Manor House Library, 11am-12.30pm
      34 Old Road, SE13 5SY *This group is on hold until June, contact loiswalters@thereader.org.uk for more information*
    • South Lambeth Library,  2-3.45pm
      180, South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP
    • Blackfriars Settlement, 3.30-5pm
      1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB
    • Mosaic Clubhouse, 6.30-8pm
      65 Effra Road, SW2 1BZ

    Fridays

    • Streatham Library, 10.15-11.45am
      63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PN
    • The Employment Academy, 10.30am-12pm
      29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA
    • Hetherington Group Practice, 11am-12.30pm
      18 Hetherington Road, SW4 7NU
    • InSpire, The Crypt at St Peter's, 1-2pm
      Liverpool Grove, SE17 2HH
    • Minet Library, 2-4pm
      52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY  

     

  • South West

    Plymouth

    Mondays

    • Feel Better With A Book, West Park Library, 10.30am-11.30am
      423-425 Crownhill Road, West Park, Plymouth, PL5 2LJ
    • Memory Reading Group, Central Library, 2-3.30pm
      Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AL

    Tuesdays

    • Feel Better With A Book, Plymstock Library, 10-11.30am
      10 Horn Cross Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BU
    • Feel Better With A Book, Southway Library, 10-11.30am
      351 Southway Drive, Southway, Plymouth, PL6 6QR
    • Feel Better With A Book, Central Library, 2-3.30pm
      Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AL

    Wednesdays

    • Feel Better With A Book, North Prospect Library, 10-11.30am
      The Beacon, 163 North Prospect Road, Plymouth, PL2 2ND

    Somerset

    Mondays

    • Feel Better With a Book, Taunton Library, 11am-12.30pm
      Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ
      (NB: this group is for people with memory loss and their carers)
      Feel Better With a Book, Taunton Library, 2-3.30pm
      Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ
    • Feel Better With a Book, Burnham-on-Sea Library, 2-4pm
      Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1EH

    Wednesdays

    • Feel Better With a Book, Yeovil Library, 11am-12.30pm
      King George Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PZ

    Thursdays

    • Memory Group, Yeovil Library, 2-3.30pm
      King George Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PZ
      (NB: this group is for people with memory loss and their carers)

     

    Wiltshire

    Wednesdays

    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Trowbridge Library, 11am-12pm
      Ground Floor, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge. BA14 8JN
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Corsham Library, 11am-12pm
      Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham SN13 9DN
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Warminster Library, 11.30am-1pm
      Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9BT 
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Mere Library, 2.30-4pm
      Barton Lane, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6JA

    Thursdays

    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Royal Wootton Bassett Library, 11am-12pm
      Borough Fields, Royal Wootton Basset, Wiltshire SN4 7AX
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Salisbury Library, 11am-12pm
      Market Place, Salisbury, SP1 1BL
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Pewsey Library, 2-3.30pm
      Ashton Close, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5EQ

     

  • North West

    Cheshire East

    Tuesdays

    • Make Friends with a Book, Age UK Cheshire East, 10.30-11.30am
      Waterside House, Crossall Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6XQ
      (NB: this group is for older people)
    • Make Friends with a Book, The Georges Community Centre, 1.30-2.30pm
      West Street, Crewe, CW2 8SL
    • Read and Relax, Nantwich Alms House, 2-3pm
      Beam Street, Nantwich
      (NB: this group is for residents and the local community)

    Wednesdays

    • Read and Relax at Willowmere, 11am-12pm
      Willowmere East Road, Middlewich, CW10 9PY
      (NB: this group is for residents and the local community)
    • Heath View Afternoon Reads, 1.30-3pm
      Heath Road, Congleton, CW12 4BB
    • Book Break at Belong, 2-3pm
      Brookhouse Drive, Crewe, CW2 6NA
      (NB: this group is for residents and the local community)

    Thursdays

    • Book Time at Barnies, 10.30-11am
      St. Barnabas Church Hall, West Street, Crewe, CW1 3HX
      (NB: this group is for children under 5 and their parents/carers)
    • Read it and Eat, Jubilee House, 12.30-1.30pm
      St. Paul’s Street, Crewe, CW1 2QA
    • Radway Reads, Radway Green Sports and Social Club, 1.30-2.30pm
      Longview Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2EA
    • Radway Junior Reads, Radway Green Sports and Social Club, 1.30-2.30pm
      Longview Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2EA
      (NB: this group is for children aged 9-11)

    Fridays

    • Breakfast with a Book, Hurdsfield Community Library, 10.30-11.30am
      7 Hurdsfield Green, Macclesfield, SK10 2RJ

    • Friday Elevenses, Pickmere, 11am-12.30pm
      Rose Terrace, Crewe, CW1 3ET

    Cheshire West and Chester

    Mondays

    • Carers Break, Ellesmere Port Library, 10.30am
      Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG
      (NB: this group is for carers and those they care for)

    Tuesdays

    • Carers Break, Northwich Carers Centre, 2pm
      146 London Road, Cheshire CW9 5HH
      (NB: this group is for carers and those they care for)

    Wednesdays

    • Carers Break, Frodsham Library, 10.30am
      Princeway, Frodsham, WA6 6RX
      (NB: this group is for carers and those they care for)
    • Carers Break, Chester Library, 1pm
      Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF
      (NB: this group is for carers and those they care for)

    Wigan

    Tuesdays

    • Leigh Library, 11:30am-1pm
      Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Market Street, Leigh, WN7 1EB
    • Read and Relax, Belong Atherton, 2-4pm
      55 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton, M46 0EU

    Wednesdays

    • Books and Biscuits, Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      7 Frederick Street, Hindley, WN2 3BD

  • North Wales

    Our Llais a Llyfr/Make Friends With A Book shared reading groups are bilingual, operating in both English and Welsh.

    Mondays

    • Buckley Library, 12.30-2pm
      The Precinct, Buckley,  Flintshire CH7 2EF

    • Llanrwst Library, 3.30-5pm
      Plas Yn Dre, Station Rd, Llanrwst, Gwynedd LL26 0DF

    Tuesdays

    • Canolfan Ty Llywelyn Community Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Ffordd yr Orsedd, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1LA
    • Wrexham Library, 2.30-4pm
      Rhos Ddu Rd, Wrexham, Clwyd LL11 1AU

    Wednesdays

    • Canolfan Lon Abaty/Abbey Road Centre, 1.30-3pm
      5-9 Abbey Road, Bangor LL57 2EA

    Thursdays

    • Pwllheli Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Penlan St, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 5DE
    • Llangefni Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      Lôn y Felin, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7RT
    • Penmaenmawr Library, 1.30-3pm
      Bangor Road, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6DA
    • Rhyl Library, 2-3.30pm
      Church Street, Rhyl LL18 3AA

    Fridays

    • Caernarfon Library, 10.30-11.30am
      Pavilion Hill, Caernarfon LL55 1AS
      *ON HIATUS - RESTART TBC*
      (NB: This group is delivered through the medium of Welsh language)
    • Bangor Library, 10.45am-12.15pm
      Gwynedd Road, LL57 1DT
    • Prestatyn Library, 11.30am-1pm
      21 King's Avenue, Prestatyn LL19 9AA
    • Canolfan Tan y Maen Centre
      Church Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd LL41 3HB


      Gwynedd Road, LL57 1DT

     

  • North East

    Thursdays

    • Time For Me, Newcastle City Library (Level 3, by the Classics section), 2-4pm
      Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

  • East Midlands

    Mondays

    • Melton Mowbray Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0UJ

    Tuesdays

    • Coalville Library, 1-2.30pm
      High Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EA
    • Hinckley Library, 1-2.30pm
      Lancaster Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0AT
    • Loughborough Library, 2-3.30pm
      Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicstershire, LE11 3DZ
    • Market Harborough Library, 2-3.30pm
      The Symington Building, Adam and Eve St, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7LT

    Wednesdays

    • Wigston Library, 10.30am-12pm
      22 Bull Head Street, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 1PA

    Thursdays

    • Blaby Library, 1.30-3pm
      Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicestershire LE8 4DW

    Fridays

    • Oadby Library, 10.15-11.45am
      10 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5BF
    • Glenfield Library, 10.15-11.45am
      Sandown Court, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8BT

 

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